William H. Patterson, Jr.

William H. Patterson, Jr.

William H. Patterson, Jr.

Colonel William H. Patterson, Jr. was commissioned upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 542-46, 3 October 1946. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Training Company, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and Assistant Regimental Adjutant, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Japan; Rifle and Anti-Tank Platoon Leader, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Japan; Platoon Leader and Assistant Regimental S-1, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Devins, Massachusetts; ASA Liaison Officer, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Russian Area Intelligence Officer, Joint Support Group, Washington, D.C.; Rifle Company Commander, 1st Battle Group, 10th Infantry, Fort Ord, California; Assistant G2/G3 Operations Officer and Brigade S-3, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Soviet Block Intelligence Officer, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Washington, D.C.; Officer in Charge, Washington-Moscow Hot Line, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.; Commander, U.S. Army Institute for Advanced Russian and Eastern European Studies, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Germany; Commander, 525th Military Intelligence Group, Vietnam; Branch Chief, Political/Military Division, Studies, Analysis & Gaming Agency, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

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    Fort Knox, Kentucky

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    Branch Chief | Political/Military Division | Studies, Analysis & Gaming Agency | Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | Washington, D.C.

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